Throughout 2017 we observed a major increase in phishing efforts, reaching peak levels over the summer, and this trend has continued to intensify in 2018. Much of this effort was expertly tailored to gather users’ login credentials to their preferred email provider. Ultimately attempting to compromise Office365, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL et al. The phishing attacks […]
Global Security Report 2017 Ever since Cryptolocker was unleashed on a global scale in late 2013 resulting in the extortion of millions of dollars paid to the perpetrators, cybercriminals have been coming out of the woodwork to get in on the action.
****Update: 12/29/2017 9 A.M.**** Necurs botnet operators continue to show unpredictability. Following the afternoon blog update yesterday they turned up the volume. It ended up being our highest volume day of the year originating from the massive botnet. We blocked 49,784,485 million ransomware messages destined to customers. […]
Mecklenburg County in North Carolina has no patience for cyberattacks. And they proved that when they recently refused to pay $23,000 in ransomware.
2017 was definitely not a quiet year when it came to cybercrime.